Baseball Crank
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October 15, 2003
BASEBALL: On To Game Seven

I figured this out the other day . . . you would think, what with the Yankees' mystique and their storied history, that the franchise's record in Game Sevens would be the stuff of legend. You would be wrong. The Yankees have not won a Game Seven in 41 years, since Bobby Richardson caught McCovey's liner to end the 1962 World Series. Their overall record in deciding* Game Sevens? 5-6:

1926 World Series: Loss. Babe Ruth caught stealing to end the game.
1947 World Series: Win.
1952 World Series: Win.
1955 World Series: Loss. Johnny Podres, the Sandy Amoros catch.
1956 World Series: Win.
1957 World Series: Loss. Shutout by Lew Burdette.
1958 World Series: Win.
1960 World Series: Loss. Bill Mazeroski's home run. Casey Stengel fired.
1962 World Series: Win.
1964 World Series: Loss. Bob Gibson stifles a Yankee rally in the 9th, dynasty ends.
2001 World Series: Loss. Rivera finally blows one.

Curse? Did someone say Curse?

* - Not including their loss to the Giants in Game Seven of the best-of-nine 1921 World Series.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:30 PM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

golly, only posting blurbs about the losses. it almost seems like you're a red sox fan...

Posted by: Clay at October 16, 2003 5:34 PM
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